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  1. Pyro fire test

    One should be careful with the substep settings on the solver. Only difference here: Left side with 4 max. substeps, right side 1 max. substep.
  2. Pyro fire test

    Finally some major difficulties. As soon as the flames start to rise there are strange squares on the sitting area of the chair. I disabled all shape settings, changed substeps on the DOP network and the solver, changed the projection type, but couldn't get rid of it. Anybody an idea? Looks like an equalizer on an old stereo. Several squares on top of each other. It's rendered with Redshift. Might be something very common or something mysterious. No idea....
  3. Pyro fire test

    Thanks so much for the tips and tricks!!!
  4. Broken Pencil Effect

  5. Broken Pencil Effect

    Can you please describe what syntax you used to embed the video? Cheers!
  6. Pyro fire test

    O.k., finally managed to embed the video correctly. For my first try, I'm quite please, but I do have a few questions regarding the workflow. First of all the I wonder how to save memory. In order to keep the sim times moderate I upresed the sim. Since I cached the upres sim, my HDD space quickly disappeared. Wouldn't it be better to cach the low res sim and upres it on render time? I just wonder how to do this, since the shelf upres takes all the data from the low res DOP directly. How would one set this up, if only a cached sim would be available? My sim isn't very large (300x600x300 approx.), but the result is still kind of low res. If I would need to have a really large fire (like a whole room or woods on fire), what's the way to sim and render it. I guess there'll be something like memory and speed issues both in the sim and render stage. Although a billowing smoke sim (burning oil well) would need an insanely high amount of divisions. Any ideas? Cheers Tom
  7. In case you do have any, could you please PM me? Cheers Tom
  8. Quad Sphere ?

    Use a for each loop. In the loop first use a smooth node eg. 10 iteration, mode 1 (important) and then the point normalize wrangle (like in the post before). Repeat the loop somewhere inbetween 10- 100 times and you should get a real nice quad sphere. Made custom nodes for this purpose as this is going to be used so often.
  9. Is AMD potentially risky? (Threadripper)

    What I would like to know is what kind of temperatures other X1950 users achieve with what kind of cooling. Currently there are 4 case fans (200mm) with quite a lot of power, but also with an incredible loud sound. There are other ventilators with about half of the air volume per hour, but much more quiet. Wonder how much the temps will rise, if I exchange them.
  10. Is AMD potentially risky? (Threadripper)

    G.Skill DIMM 128 GB DDR4-3000 Octo-Kit, Arbeitsspeicher(F4-3000C14Q2-128GVRD, Ripjaws V)
  11. Is AMD potentially risky? (Threadripper)

    So far no problems. ASRock X399 Taichi with Air cooling. Temps under load around 56-60°C. 128GB.
  12. You are right. I set it up to shut down the HDDs or mainly everything. But that doesn't make any sense, since the computer is still busy. There should be a trigger to go into hybernation and not some strict time plan. Sometimes I have the feeling that it goes into this mode pretty quickly without 2h of waiting since my last input on the PC. No idea who programmed this part, but it's not working properly. Thanks for yout input!
  13. I like the idea of saving power and in case the PC doesn't do anything for a long period, I'm quite happy if it decides to take some time off. I'm not so happy about my new system entering power saving mode though it is calculating stuff like mad. Wonder why the power saving module doesn't realize that the GPU or CPU is under heavy load. Is there a way to set this up correctly? Never encountered this behaviour before on no other PC of mine. Cheers Tom
  14. All FEM scenes broken in 16.5?

    Thanks, Luke. But sometimes the know how from yesterday needs to incorportated in today's scene. Point is, I need to find an alternative for the stuff I need to do. If targetv doesn't work anymore, than SESI should come up with a page and document why this is so and what workflow replaces the former one. Right now it seems I can save myself with targetP, but not knowing what's going on disables you in recreating your workflow properly.
  15. All FEM scenes broken in 16.5?

    Here's my scene set up. test_001_a_0004.hiplc